In-house wastewater treatment system at Bayer Animal Health has recycled 1 million gallons and counting

Sara Shepherd

A major sustainability project at Bayer HealthCare LLC’s Animal Health Division is paying off — not so much in dollars as in water prevented from going down the drain. Wednesday, Bayer Animal Health officials held a press conference at their U.S. headquarters in Shawnee to announce that a wastewater treatment ...

Out with electric pumps, in with gravity: Huge tunnel will carry wastewater underneath Shawnee

Sara Shepherd

By the end of this summer, a sliver of Shawnee will be home to its own mini version of Boston’s Big Dig. This tunneling project, however, will be for water instead of highways. Construction is scheduled to begin on a nearly 2-mile tunnel to drain treated overflow from the Mill ...

Dogs may be dirty, but mobile wash is ‘clean ’n’ green’

Sara Shepherd

For dogs, freedom often comes with a price. Mud. Lake water. Unidentified slime — that smells suspiciously like a dead opossum. For pet owners who don’t want those dog-park remnants clambering into their car and coming home with them, Shawnee resident and entrepreneur Linda Toombs has an eco-friendly solution. Toombs ...

Shawnee resident's urban farm is an oasis in suburban landscape

Sara Shepherd When he is asked to talk to groups about gardening, Warren Messinger says he usually keeps things short and sweet. “I tell people you stick a seed in the ground and say, ‘Go, baby, go!’” he said. “Talk to it, water it, and if it doesn’t grow, move on ...

Visiting Aussies see, share sustainability practices

Sara Shepherd

In many ways, South Australia is far ahead of this region when it comes to environmental sustainability. But a group of Aussies who visited Shawnee Thursday said they’d never seen anything quite like the city’s solar-powered fire truck, which relies on two rooftop panels to run all its electronic equipment. ...

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